DGUSA vs ROH champs booking behind the scenes

I wrote an article with quotes from Gabe Sapolsky (DGUSA), Kevin Steen (ROH champ), Johnny Gargano (DGUSA champ) and indy outfit Smash Wrestling promoter (Sebastian Dastranj) on the ROH champ vs DGUSA champ match scenario that happened on Sunday in Toronto and the behind the scenes look at how this match was booked and promoted:


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Arda

BoD Team-Up: 5 Most Ridiculous Scenes In Comic-Book Films

It’s I Have Issues meets The Only Reviews You’ll Ever Need in the latest BoD Team-Up adventure!

 

LostScribe –
 

When we first started this article we
were going to call it “Horrible moments that make you ashamed to
like comics and forces you to take shit from your friends who you
assured were going to see an awesome movie list!” In the end that
title was decided to be too long.
Disclaimer: After being burned by comic
movies such as the ones below I have come to be very suspicious of
them, so I don’t watch many of them anymore unless I like the
creators on them. So for instance I have never seen a Ghost Rider
movie. So most of my choices are older ones and I am sure that I
missed other more ridiculous moments. Still you can’t deny, that my
choices suck.
5. Ang Lee’s “Hulk”
Any scene using comic panels.
This movie is a snoozer and for a movie
about a man-monster that destroys shit and gets into fights over the
littlest thing that is unforgivable. I still really enjoy the Hulk
versus that tanks and choppers at the end but that is pretty much the
only thing good in the entire film. The worst part is by far when the
movie transitions using comic panels. It’s a head scratcher for sure.
It’s as if the creators said, “you know comic readers love those
white borders that hold the drawings in, why has no one else thought
to incorporate that in a comic movie! We will be the toast of the
town and carried around comic con on those pillow thrones as we get
our pick of any hot cosplay model we want!” Why don’t they use that
same logic when they adapt novels to the big screen? Maybe they could
put page numbers on every scene or show a hand flipping pages for a
transition shot? No I got it, when they adapt a video game they
could put a life bar above the characters, or have flashing Enter
Player 2 at the top of the screen! See how much fun it is when you
start to make stupid shit up!
4. Superman 2
Cellophane shield
It’s almost more painful when a movie
gets so much right and then fucks it up with a few bad scenes.
Superman has a laundry list of superpowers so why they had to add a
few more to his arsenal I have no idea. None of these is more
ridiculous than the cellophane shield and no matter how much you try
to rationalize the other powers (superkiss yeah I could buy that!)
the cellophane is just too stupid.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS9GJNETHsw
3. Daredevil
Playground fight!
This scene is stupid but it really is
more of a personal choice. So my family knows nothing about comics
and I am telling them how hardcore awesome Daredevil is. Sure Ben
Affleck (at the time) wasn’t the best actor and okay Bullseye doesn’t
have his costume and now Kingpin is black, it’s all fine because
Daredevil is cool and his coolness will transcend these minor
quibbles. Then this shit happened and I lost all credibility as a
full proof source for movie recommendations. This was the point in
the movie where I could no longer make excuses, much like sex with a
smelly chick or a bad expensive dinner, I was just gonna have to
power through.
2. Spiderman 3
Bad Peter.
How could all the original actors and
the original creators fuck up a third movie after two good ones and
featuring arguably the best Spider-Man villain? The answer
1. Batman & Robin
The whole fucking movie!
“This move is awesome!” -said by no
one ever.
To pick out one scene is an exercise in
futility. Even more amazing is the cast in this travesty! George
Clooney, Uma Thurman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Alicia Silverstone
(at the time) that is some star power right there! Joel Shumaker gets
all the blame but no one man could create this masterpiece in bad
filmmaking by their lonesome so listed below are others responsible.
Akiva Goldsman
Mitchell E. Dauterive
William M. Elvin
Peter Macgregor-Scott
Benjamin Melniker
Macheal E. Uslan
Full list of those responsible
You all know what you did now go sit in
a corner.
J. Ryan Buck ([email protected])

Caliber Winfield

5. – Wolverine Weighing A Ton – X-Men Origins: Wolverine

In X-Men: Origins, Wolverine has adamantium grafted onto his
bones. After this happens, he discovers that the people who did this to him were
a bunch of no-goodniks, and intended to use him for bad. So, he escaped and
wound up at a local farm. The couple took him in, and later the man of the
house gave Wolverine a motorcycle. When he sat down on it, the bike went down
really far on the shocks, because of the weight of the adamantium. Why is this
stupid? If the adamantium grafted to his bones makes him so heavy, then how
come the wooden chair in the kitchen didn’t bust when he sat down? When he
jumped into a lake, why didn’t he just sink? Why isn’t he breaking all pieces
of furniture and such when he
sits down, and how is he even able to walk around if he weighs that much? I
know that’s classic nerd over-thinking, but it’s a moment that really annoyed
me. Granted, the film isn’t fantastic, and has a lot of stupid moments
[Deadpool, for one], but this one just really stuck out to me.
4. – Memory Erasing Kiss – Superman II
Superman II is a damn good film. The Richard Donner cut is even
better. However, there’s one moment that sticks out to all fans as one of the
dumbest moments ever. Throughout the beginning of the film, we see Lois start
to piece together everything and come to the realization that Clark Kent is in
fact Superman. For an ace reporter though, it’s rather surprising that a pair
of glasses and a comb-over keep her from figuring out who he is. Anyway,
Superman finally comes clean, telling Lois the truth. Afterwards, Superman goes
human, gets his ass kicked, reverts back to Superman, and tells Lois they can’t
be together because his enemies would hurt her to hurt him. She cries a bunch,
and Superman decides it’s best to not listen to her whine forever. So, he
kisses her and it erases her memory. It has to be the laziest
get-out-of-a-painted-corner that we’ve ever seen in a film. A superkiss?! What
the absolute hell? It had never been done in the comic books before, making it
even more obvious that this was just a hackneyed plot device to get out of Superman and
Lois having a relationship. Couldn’t they have just done the ‘it was all a
dream’ deal like they did in the comics? I imagine someone suggested that, but
it was shot down for being too stupid. 
3. – Captain America Riding A Rocket – Captain America [1990]
Perhaps we can blame Batman 1989 for this one. When that film
was released, it quickly became one of the biggest films of all time. So,
studios were looking to cash in and milk some properties. Marvel thought they’d
try their hand with two of their most popular titles: Fantastic Four and
Captain America. Fantastic Four never saw the light of day, outside of
bootlegs, but we weren’t so lucky with Captain America. As the film gets going,
Rogers is turned into Captain America, and sent smack dab into The Red Skull’s
head-quarters. He arrives in the nick-of-time, as Red Skull is readying a nuclear missile right towards the White House. Before
he’s able to stop this bit of nasty business, he’s captured and strapped to it.
Meanwhile, a family is vacationing in Washington DC, and the precocious youngster of the fam heads out into
the night with his camera to snap pics of the monuments. As he’s taking
pictures with his 1940s camera, he all of a sudden sees a rocket headed towards
the White House. During the time between Germany and the U.S., Cap’ was able to
free himself and just before the rocket hits the White House, he pulls on it,
steering it in a different direction. Of course, at the very moment he yanks on
the missile, the kid, with his 1940s camera is able to snap a clear cut picture
of Cap’s face as he straddles the rocket. He of course keeps this picture, goes
on to become President of the US, and realizes that the Captain America he’s
been fighting crime with is in fact the man he took a picture of who was
straddling a rocket, low those many years ago. Could have been worse, Seth
Rogen could have written it. 
2. – Every Scene With Ryan Reynolds from Blade: Trinity
Blade kicks ass. His original film was the first real release
from Marvel that was kick-ass. His second film upped the ante, and contains one
of the best sword fights in film history. The third one? Well….it’s got an
interesting plot, with the actual Dracula being real, and modern day vampires resurrecting him to help them deal with the
Daywalker. Once their plan gets into motion, Blade has to have some assistance
from The Nightstalkers, a group of young vampire hunters. There are two of them
who really get into the thick of it, played by Jessica Biel and Ryan Reynolds.
Now, I dig Ryan. He’s a good actor. I have no beef with him, except for this
film. He single-handedly ruins it with his unbelievably bad jokes and hipster humor. He’s that
guy who you see at a party, or some sort of social function that tries so hard
to be funny and then laughs at his own jokes. There’s nothing funnier than
someone who laughs at their own jokes. He even pulls out the classics like “Aaaalllll righty then!” as he
laughs and laughs. That’s Ryan’s character. At one point, he tells Blade that
he should have some therapy sessions, to which Blade glares at
him. Ryan responds with “I’ve had a lot of sugar today,” and boy howdy, is that
a knee slapper! The film is FILLED with this kind of crap, and ruins it without
mercy. On the plus side though, he does fight Triple H, and we get to see
vampire vibrators.
1. – Playground Fight – Daredevil & Elektra – Daredevil
Daredevil gets a bad-rap. The theatrical version is deserving of
it, but the director’s cut isn’t. There is one thing both have in common,
though: the absolute dumbest scene in comic book movie history. Daredevil is
hanging out at a restaurant as his normal self, Matt Murdock, when Jennifer
Gardner/Elektra shows up, and he aims to put the moves on her. She shrugs it
off and leaves, so he follows. What happens next is so asinine it defies
description. They start this Crouching Tiger-style of wire-fighting right there
in the park, doing flips, and super jump kicks, and mid-air blocks and
everything else you’d see a freaking blind lawyer doing mid-day. SERIOUSLY?!
Who the hell isn’t going to take notice of this? Why on Earth would Matt think
this is productive and conducive to him keeping his secret? I mean, if they
insist on them doing this stupid flirt-fighting, why can’t they at least have
it grounded in reality? Also, flirt-fighting does not work. I’ve given plenty
of females piledrivers before I realized that it just doesn’t work. Although I
haven’t completely ruled it out of my game.
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Caliber Winfield’s Top 5 Greatest Fight Scenes

Hey, guys.

I know that a lot of wrestling fans are also big into film, TV, and other facets of pop-culture. So, my every-so-often column will always be a random choice, to keep things interesting. I hope you guys dig each effort. 
This time around, I thought I’d post what I believe are the Top 5 Greatest Fight Scenes of all time. I’ve been into martial arts and such since I was a kid, and have always been obsessed with fight scenes, and the beauty that can come with the choreography. Serious, some of the fight scenes you see these days are just gorgeous. 
So, here’s my Top 5, and I’d really like to hear which scenes you guys dig. And yes, before anyone posts the video of Captain Kirk fighting the Green Lizard Thing, it is a funny fight scene. 
 from….
Ong Bak: Thai Warrior
 
People might think I’m off my rocker for
including this, but as always, I’m a genius who often goes away from the
curve. Ong Bak: Thai Warrior is one of those movies that was first
passed around from friend to friend who were fans of martial arts. It
was like the stuff of legend, you had to see it. You had to see this new
kid, Tony Jaa. He was Jackie Chan times 10. So, you pop it in,  all is
well and rocking,  it comes to the first fight, and you’re expecting one
hell of a bout, then BAM. It’s one awesome knee to the face and it’s over. It’s far more impactful than any actual fight could have
been. It showed you right then that Ong Bak, and Tony Jaa, truly were something fresh.

from….
Enter The Dragon
 
This one film caused a massive influx of
people taking up martial arts in the 1970′s. Seriously, I bet that not
only did local dojo’s see their attendance rise by probably 200%, but
probably 2-3 new dojos opened up per city. Hell, the song Kung-Fu
Fighting wouldn’t have been written if not for Lee. Bruce is such an
awesome guy that he needs…nay, deserves his own article. The guy has
influenced so many fields from film, martial arts, to writing and
exercise. His best known work is one of the greatest martial
arts films of all time, Enter The Dragon. The scene in question is also
one of the most iconic. Lee and Han doing battle in the hall of mirrors,
Bruce with his slashed up torso, Han rocking that bad-ass claw
hand. It is such an awesome scene, that any director or writer who ever plans
on creating a movie, no matter the genre, need to see this scene. If
you don’t, then you have offended my family, and the Shaolin Temple.
from….
Revenge of the Ninja
 
If you’re a fan of martial arts films,
then chances are you have been since you were a kid. If you were a kid,
then you loved ninjas. One of the major stars of that era was the man,
Sho Kosugi. They say some people are born to play a part, and he was
damn well born to play a ninja. In this classic, a man named Cho has his
family slaughtered by ninja, and decides to move to America to start a
business with his best friend, Braden. Well, we come to find out it was
all a ruse so Braden could sell coke, smuggling it through Cho’s dolls, and he is in fact, a ninja.
Basically, there’s only one thing you can do in a situation like this.
No, you don’t call the cops, sissies do that, you go back to the ninja
ways you swore off forever, and do battle.
I’ve always loved the hell out of this
scene. It’s a pretty long fight scene that involves some hand to hand,
the acrobatics one expects with ninjas, an array of weapons, and a few
surprises too. It’s just a bad-ass brawl that is the pinnacle of on
screen ninja fights.
 from….
The Protector aka Tom-Yum-Goong
If you’re looking for a martial arts movie
with awesome fight scenes, honest to God, look no further than this
film. It’s hands down the greatest, most ambitious martial arts film
ever. It has some of the most innovative, incredible fight scenes
and moves ever caught on film. From Tony taking on about 40 kids on
bikes and roller blades who have light bulb tubes, to, what I believe is
an homage to Bruce Lee’s Game of Death by fighting 3 separate fighters
who have 3 different, and distinct styles. I wanted to include that
scene as well, but then this whole list would have been the Tony Jaa
Show. Search out that scene, it’s incredible. Now, this scene…
The only reason this scene isn’t number
one is simply because the first place fight is longer. This is probably
the most ambitious and creative scene in all of cinema. It’s a 4 minute
long, non-stop, no edits, no camera tricks fight scene. Tony walks up 4
flights of a tower, fighting people the entire time. He’s throwing
people over railings, through walls and tables, executing flying knees
through drinking fountains and people. This shot took about 6 weeks to
set up. After 6 different attempts, they finally got it. It truly has to
be seen to be believed.
 from….
Drunken Master II
Roger Ebert once said, regarding this film: “it may not be possible to film a better fight scene”
He’s spot on.
This fight scene is absolutely non-stop,
and truly has to be seen to be believed. Honestly, I’m not even going to
describe it, I’m just going to let you watch it all and see it for
yourself. So fast, so brutal, so f’ning incredible.
The guy who’s doing all the fancy foot
work is Ken Lo, one of Jackie Chan’s Stunt Team members, and at one
point in time, his personal body guard. How hard do you think
this guy can kick? He could probably cave in your chest. Or kick you so hard in the face it’d break your toes. 
Hope you guys enjoyed the list. I know some of you guys like to talk film & television, so, since Scott’s mailbag is usually for wrestling, anyone who wants to ask a question regarding movies or TV, or just get a topic going, send one my way and we can start a mailbag. email: [email protected]
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